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Welcome to the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry and the University of Saskatchewan offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate student programs, coupled with research opportunities spanning all the major sub-disciplines of chemistry as well as a number of emerging interdisciplinary areas. We invite you to browse our website and welcome inquires for further information.


Chemistry Updates

Patricia Currie Award

The Patricia Currie award is intended to recognize female students who are pursuing a 4-year B.Sc. degree in Chemistry or Biomolecular Structure Studies and who have participated in extracurricular activities.  Click here for further eligibility requirements and appliction information.

Check out Dr. Andrew Grosvenor's Recent Interview on Global TV News

Graduate Student Positions Available

The Department of Chemistry welcomes the incoming Executive Director of the Canadian Light Source, Dr. Robert Lamb, to the Department.  Effective August 1, 2014, Dr. Lamb will begin his new position with the CLS and also hold a full professorship in the Department of Chemistry, and he is actively recruiting M.Sc. and Ph.D. students.  Research projects at M.Sc./Ph.D. level are focused on gaining a better understanding of the nature of ultra non-stick (super-phobic) surfaces and span a mixture of synthetic and Physical Chemistry.  These would suit students interested in Applied Science and/or Technology.  Projects will employ a range of surface sensitive analytical tools including those at the Canadian lightsource. All projects will be in collaboration with the School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne, Australia and will most likely involve some time spent there.  Click here to read more about Dr. Lamb's reseach projects.

Please contact our Graduate Secretary for further information.

Chemistry 112/114/115/250 registration problems?

Please keep trying - more seats will come available! 

Procedure for registration overrides:

- Registration is limited by registration in the associated laboratories. As laboratory scheduling is constrained by safety concerns, registration overrides will only be given to students who are applying for lab exemptions, or if there are available lab spots but limited lecture spots.

 - Please note that instructors *will not* sign registration override forms for Chem 112, 114, 115 or 250.  Instructors do not have information on lab registration and scheduling.

Historically, space always opens up in the first week of classes as other students drop classes or move to term 2. Please keep trying - PAWs is the only way for students to register themselves in courses. Laboratories start in mid-September, so there is plenty of time for you to register!

Term 2 registration problems?

If classes are already full in Term 2, namely Chem 112, Chem 114, Chem 115 and Chem 250, please keep trying to register up until the beginning of Term 2.  A number of students withdraw before the beginning of classes. 

 Overrides for Term 2 will not be processed until at least December. 

Prerequisites for Chemistry 112

The prerequisites for Chem 112 are Chemistry 30 and (Mathematics B30 or Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30).  Prerequisites and corequisites have been established by the college after thorough examination of courses and programs. Therefore, a prerequisite will normally be waived only if an equivalent alternative learning experience can be identified. Please see the following sites for information about taking Chemistry 30 by night classes or cyber school:

Saskatoon Catholic Cyber School

Saskatoon Public Schools Online Learning Center


If you have an identifiable equivalent learning experience that you would like to have considered by the course coordinator, please fill out a Prerequisite and Corequisite Waiver/Substitution Form form, and drop it off at the Chemistry Office (Thorvaldson Building, Room 165).


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Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C9 Canada
Phone: (306) 966-4655
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